Jul. 29, 2014

PAA journal: Parents of better-educated kids live longer

Still another reason to send your children to college: You’ll live longer.

Fact Tank Jul. 29, 2014

Hispanics split on how to address surge in Central American child migrants

About as many Hispanics support the current system for deciding immigration cases as do those expediting the process (49% – 47%), which would have the effect of speeding up deportations.

Fact Tank Jul. 28, 2014

Q/A: What the New York Times’ polling decision means

While online survey panels have long been used by market researchers, they’re relatively new in the opinion-research field, and views on them are sharply divided.

Fact Tank Jul. 28, 2014

Where refugees to the U.S. come from

More than 3 million refugees have arrived in the United States since 1975.

Fact Tank Jul. 25, 2014

At the border, a sharp rise in unaccompanied girls fleeing Honduras

The number of unaccompanied girls from three Central American countries caught at the Southwest border, particularly those ages 13 to 17, has increased more rapidly this year than the number of boys.

Jul. 25, 2014

Chart of the Week: The Great Baby Recession

States that were hit the hardest by the Great Recession experienced the biggest birthrate declines.

Fact Tank Jul. 24, 2014

Most of the world trusts Obama over Putin to ‘do the right thing’

Though it’s a different story in their own countries.

Fact Tank Jul. 24, 2014

Voter turnout always drops off for midterm elections, but why?

Voter turnout, no matter how measured, is consistently lower in midterm elections compared to presidential election years. Political scientists aren’t sure why, but have some ideas.

Fact Tank Jul. 23, 2014

5 facts about the state of local TV newsrooms

Despite revenue from political ads and fees paid by cable and other companies to carry their programming, the picture for local TV newsrooms is a mixed one.

Fact Tank Jul. 22, 2014

In 30 countries, heads of state must belong to a certain religion

A new Pew Research analysis finds that 30 of the world’s countries (15%) belong to a unique group of nations that call for their heads of state to have a particular religious affiliation.